open sourcerisk managementriskextremesextreme weatherdecision makingeconomicsclimate adaptation
David N. Bresch has been appointed Professor for Weather and Climate Risks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich and MeteoSwiss in March 2016. He will start 1 Sep 2016.
Previously, he worked at Swiss Re 200-2016, his roles include Head Business Development Global Partnerships (www.swissre.com/global_partnerships), Global Head Sustainability, Head of University and Risk Research Relations, Head Atmospheric Perils Group and Chief modeler for natural catastrophe risk assessment. He has been member of the deal teams for many innovative risk transfer transactions, like cat bonds and weather index solutions. David Bresch has been a member of the official Swiss delegation to the UNFCCC climate negotiations 2009-2012 and will again COP21 in Paris (2015).
He served as member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) of the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF, 2014-2016), is active as steering committee member of ProClim, and member of OcCC, the Federal administration's Advisory Body on Climate, Switzerland. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, he lectures since 2010 on economics of climate adaptation (www.iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/master/modules/climate_risk). Further, he acts as board member of WWF Switzerland, Academia Engelberg and sanu future learning AG.
David Bresch holds a PhD in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH).
Dynamical downscaling and loss modeling for the reconstruction of historical weather extremes and their impacts a severe foehn storm in 1925
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2015) 96(8)